As far as vacation destinations go, Madrid, Spain is among the most beautiful and oft-visited in the world. International tourists as well as Spaniards from outside the city love to make Madrid their holiday destination regardless of the time of year. And some of the best places for those visitors to stay are at the citys many luxury and boutique hotels.

As far as vacation destinations go, Madrid, Spain is among the most beautiful and oft-visited in the world. International tourists as well as Spaniards from outside the city love to make Madrid their holiday destination regardless of the time of year. And some of the best places for those visitors to stay are at the city's many luxury and boutique hotels.

For many people around the world, a trip to Madrid represents a bucket list item - it is one of those things that many people have on their list of things they would like to do before they die or "kick the bucket".

Many Western European countries are known for being centers of high fashion and high society. Cities like Paris in France and Milan in Italy are synonymous with prestige and sumptuous lifestyles. But Madrid is on par with all of them and has become especially famous for its bevy of luxury hotels.

The Hotel Orfila is one of the city's premier luxury hotels and has been since it opened in 1999. Originally built as a royal palace in the 1800s, the style of the Hotel Orfila is a wonderful balance of contemporary and classical design that harkens back to the period in which the building was erected.

Hesperia Madrid is a five-star hotel located on Paseo de la Castellana in the heart of the city's shopping district. The guest rooms include such sumptuous amenities as plasma televisions and fresh flowers. The hotel's Presidential Suite, decked out with a Jacuzzi, a rooftop terrace, and Bulgari amenities, rivals any hotel suite in Europe in terms of sheer opulence.

The Gran Melia Fenix is a lesson in neo-classical styling as its blaze white exterior is matched only by the glorious colors and accents that make up the interior. Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with Bang & Olufsen televisions, heated towel racks in the bathrooms, and handcrafted furniture.

People who love to travel don't need any extra incentive to visit the Madrid. It is a world-class city with world-class people. But the luxury hotel accommodations that the city has to offer are among the finest in all of Europe and a single night in any of these amazing hotels will be very impressive, even for the most refined visitor.